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  CSPAN    Weekly Addresses    News/Business. New.  

    April 13, 2013
    6:20 - 6:30pm EDT  

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one of them a few parents of one of them. they have been vocal from the start and were here this week. there are weeks to go and many different incidents across the country that have compelled familiescnic -- victim to come forward, there are enough people interested to talk. i expect us to get closer to a final passage. there'll be a much richer medic showing. the families of the newtown victims than most of the time camp outside the chambers in connecticut won the state legislature their past their bill. i suspect they will do something similar here simply because it was a dramatic demonstration for their push for this to put themselves in front of lawmakers. and senatorenthal murphy, of of them are from connecticut.
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the most powerful advocate right now are the parents for those children. the same with the parents of that 15-year-old who was killed after marching in the parade. that seems to work. a lot of senators have taken it. meetid, i do not want to with these people because i knew it would be a difficult meeting, but i did. they made their point. some have gone well and some have been a little bit more emotional. host: some of them voted to proceed. can we expect to see any oral filibuster? any stalling on the senate floor? guest: that is what we were expecting on the floor this week. at least 14 senate republicans by ted cruz and marco rubio and mitch mcconnell. they have threatened to filibuster this.
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so quickly 16 republicans came forward and said, i will not stand in the way. they dropped the plan. we saw last night they might have tried to force the hours of debate on preceding to the actual bill. they said, no, go ahead. it started on tuesday. depending on how the process goes, we suspect he will try to do something. again, the longer it harry reid allows the debate to go, the more permits to have an up or down vote. all we're trying to do is make sure there is thoughtful consideration of this and that second amendment rights are not infringed upon. if that happens, hats they will hold on. this is about process. long as there is, i'm all for
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it. >> both chambers of congress will return on monday. you can watch of the house live at noon on c-span and the senate live at 2 p.m. on c-span 2 would legislative work on the gun bill starting on tuesday. >> this week, the president's weekly address is given by francine wheeler. the mother of a six-year-old boy ,ho was killed in the nude town connecticut elementary shooting. she calls for action on new gun- control laws. this is the first time someone other than president obama or vice president biden has delivered the weekly address. the republican i just is given by the representative of indiana. she or the president to work with republicans to balance the urges theshe president to work with republicans to bounce a budget. >> hi.
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as you have probably noticed, i'm not the president. as a citizen, i'm here at the white house today because i want to make a difference and i hope you will join me. my name is francine wheeler. david is with me. we live in sandy hook, connecticut. david and i have two sons. is aldest son, nate, fourth-grader at sandy hook elementary school. our younger son, then, is six. he was murdered in his first grade classroom on december 14, exactly four months this weekend. david and i lost our beloved son and nate lost his best friend. it turned out to be the last morning of his life. he told me out of the blue, i still want to be an architect, mama, but i also want to be a paleontologist because that is
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what nate is going to be and i want to do what nate does. 's life -- love for fun was unmatched. he could not wait to get to school every morning. third theyed at his auto recital. .e was bright and spirited until that morning, 20 of our children and six of our educators, gone. out of the blue. have heard people say that the title wave of anguish the country felt has receded. but not for us. to us, it feels as if it happened just yesterday. in the four months since we lost our loved ones, thousands of
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other americans have died at the end of a gun. other families across the united states are also drowning in our grief. please help us do something before our tragedy becomes your tragedy. sometimes i close my eyes and all i can remember is that awful day, waiting at the sandy hook firehouse for the boys who would never come home. the same firehouse that was home -- fire scout.c but sometimes, i feel his kurds for what i have to do. for him and all the others taken from us so violently and too soon, we have to convince the senate to come together and pass common sense reforms that
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will make our communities safer and prevent more tragedies like the one we never thought would happen to us. when i packed for washington on monday, it look like the senate may not act at all. then after that resident spoke in hartford and a dozen of us met with senators to share our stories, more than two thirds of the senate voted to move forward. but that is only the start. they have not yet passed any bill that will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. a lot of people are fighting to make sure that they never do. now is the time to act. .lease join us you can talk to your senators to. or visit whitehouse.gov to find out how you can help join the president and get involved. help them see the moment when
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real change begins. from the bottom of my heart, thank you. , it is anmericans honor to speak with you. i'm a new member of congress from indiana second district. one is april 15. hard-working families are sitting around the kitchen tables and putting the finishing touches on their taxes. it is always a stressful and time-consuming exercise big ring out how much we have to head over to help cover our government to bills. many of the leaders you sent to washington want to make his time of your even harder on you and your families. president obama says the budget -- his budget is responsible. but here are the facts -- if he implemented his budget, taxes would go up on just about every american, including middle-class families. the president wants to impose more than $1 trillion in new
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taxes. that is in addition to the $1 trillion in new taxes from obamacare and more than $600 billion in tax hikes. i grocery shop every weekend. i talk to moms and dads who are concerned about the rising costs theosaries and prices at pump. the last thing american families can't afford are more tax hikes in washington. what's more, the president ed nor is the nation spending makes it worse. -- what's more, the president , andes the nation spending that makes it worse. every household share of the national debt to increase by more than $60,000. that is not compromise. if you want the president's budget claim to find common ground, he says he will not follow through unless he can